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  1. Adam Stackhouse

    Adam Stackhouse

    Adam Stackhouse BA: English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/18/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    My life goal is to be a coordinating author of the Lonely Planet. I have enjoyed travelling since the tender age of eighteen and haven't been able to sooth my itchy feet since. I believe that my travelling has broadened my mind and changed my perspective of the world in which we live. One of my main realisations has been the necessity to obtain the ability to express yourself fully, and I believe that the written word (along with music) is the best way of expressing ones self. I have my own blog which is aimed at other travellers. It is aptly named 'Itchy Feet and Empty and Pockets'. My aim is encourage people to travel and help those who have been brave enough to step outside their front door, because as Bilbo Baggins said: "Once you step out of that front door, there's no knowing where you will end up." My writing inspiration is sourced from some of my favourite authors such as Tolkien, Dan Brown and J.D. Salinger to name but a few. I enjoy the art of description which first captured my imagination when I was just a boy and I first listened to the story of The Hobbit. I have endless pleasure in the ability to paint an image in somebody's mind and I believe that the picture I leave should be as intricate as possible. At University I studied History and obtained a 2:1 as my final grade. Throughout my University career I had to complete a number of essays which I enjoyed. My favourite part of essay writing was the research and trying to construct my thoughts on the matter into a cohesive and yet interesting piece of text. I am currently living in the city of Huaihua which is located in the province of Hunan; China. I am an English Teacher at one of the most prestigious schools in the province and my students are very talented. During my spare time I aim to further improve my writing skills and make myself more appealing to the Lonely Planet when I apply for a graduate job upon my return to the United Kingdom. Thank you.

    $7.78 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Kelly Vaughan

    Kelly Vaughan

    Purveyor Of The Written Word

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I have a marketing background. Most of my experience lies in copy writing; ad copy, web copy, newsletters, and full articles. I also have experience in creative writing. I have taken many classes in it, and I do a fair amount in my spare time. I am also proficient in editing and I rather enjoy it. I am married with no children, living in Wyoming, and so I have unlimited time to dedicate to my freelance career. My portfolio contains a varied combination of the types of assignments I have accepted and completed for clients.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Brandon K.

    Brandon K.

    Professional Writer

    Canada - Last active: 05/23/2014 - Tests: 1

    Quick Summary: • Published journalist. Trained in Canadian Press style. • Experienced web content writer with extensive research skills honed over professional and educational experiences. • Experienced policy and procedural writer. • Two years of technical writing experience in the financial sector. • Knowledgeable of best search engine optimization practice and content marketing. • Typing speed approximately 60 wpm. Education: LANGARA COLLEGE, Vancouver, B.C. Certificate in Journalism UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, B.C. Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science Minor Experience: DOSTI MAGAZINE Feb 2014 - Present Editor-in-Chief • Central in the general magazine layout and design. Job also entails significant organization and additional responsibilities outside of editing role, for instance, website, social media and payroll management. • Plan and assign articles on a wide range of topics, from political, business, entertainment and lifestyle pieces, to fashion, community profiles and sports articles. Entails managing 12 to 16 freelance writers over duration of bi-monthly production deadlines. • Understand business side of journalism industry and the critical importance of brand awareness, especially in new media era where competition for attention is robust. SURREY604.COM Jan 2014 - Present Columnist/Contributor • Write on city politics, local crime and security, economic and public policy. Material is generally well received on social media. Platform: custom Wordpress content management system. VANKOREAN MAGAZINE Jul 2013 - May 2014 Editor/Writer • Published profile and long-form feature articles. Clips: Canadian Senator Yonah Martin, ex-Whitecaps defender Y.P. Lee, Korean international artist Kim Sooja, plus others. DOSTI MAGAZINE Oct 2013 - Jan 2014 Managing Editor INK’D CONTENT Jul 2013 - Mar 2014 Content Writer • Wrote web content and product descriptions for diverse range of companies: AJ Weller Corporation, U.S. immigration law firm, U.K. lighting manufacturer, to name some. • Assignments consisted of specific parameters with expected use of specific keywords at designated intervals to optimize for popular search engines. Strategic use of keywords is essential. Setting keyword-rich Alt tags for photographs is important for SEO too (and for the blind!). ROYAL LEPAGE CITY CENTRE, Vancouver, B.C. Temporary Contract Basis Web Content Editor FIRST RESOLUTION MANAGEMENT CORP. Compliance Researcher Jul 2010 - Mar 2012 Technical Skills: Hardware: Own a Nikon D3100 DSLR. Can shoot 1080p video. Access to Mac and Windows (PC). Proficient in both operating systems. Software: Proficient in latest Microsoft Office programs: Word and Excel. Highly experienced using Adobe software InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6. Online: Very familiar using popular social media platforms to promote stories and market magazine. Experience in basic web design and use of popular content management systems: Wordpress; Joomla 3.x; Drupal. Familiar with Google Analytics; manage Analytics account for magazine currently employed at. Also, use GoogleDrive and GoogeDocs almost daily (cloud computing) to complete editing and proofreading work.

    $17.50 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Carol Bedford

    Carol Bedford

    Attorney, Author, and Songwriter

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 3

    Writing Experience: California attorney for 30 years, concentrating on extensive writing of analytical and persuasive documents. Author of a regularly-featured column in a tourism magazine for 3 years. CCMA Songwriter of the year 1997. Blog writer for Factoids. Strengths and Skills include research of all types; editing; drafting legal documents of all types; excellent usage of the English language; professional yet friendly client communications; and creative solutions. Accomplishment Highlights: Judicial officer (Judge pro-tem, filling temporary vacancies) since 1993; Appellate attorney since 1991; American Jurisprudence award for excellence in analytical and persuasive writing; and polished business skills developed as the owner/manager of the largest (at that time) all-female law firm in San Diego.

    $20.00 /hr
    1 hours
  5. Nicole R.

    Nicole R.

    Freelance Creative Writer and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    Have a paper, script or manuscript you would like reviewed? I would love to help you as an affordable freelance proofreader. I work full time and like helping others excel when and where I am able. I do freelance proofreading as a hobby, because of my love of helping others, for an affordable rate. As well as the services above, if requested, I will give you a detailed opinion on the total layout and structure of the project reviewed. Your project will have a quick turn around an your satisfaction is of utmost importance, and my top priority. Furthermore, I also do Creative Writing and can develop stories/ebooks or simply add to your project. I specialize in Adult stories, however I am able to write any genre or theme you need. I enjoy doing these stories in my free time and have many ideas that I can write a story you need for. I am proficient in English, grammatical correctness, sentence structure, and proper use of punctuation. I majored in English in college, as well as being in advanced placement English in Jr./Sr. High. I am also available for transcription and data entry of your project as needed.

    $6.67 /hr
    8 hours
  6. Jeehyun Bang

    Jeehyun Bang

    Highly Reliable Writer, Translater, and Individual

    Italy - Last active: 12/02/2013 - Tests: 1

    Everybody can write. But not like me. My heart is filled with ideas, passion and my brain and hands are ready to express it out of the world. I am a student from Yonsei University in South Korea, one of the top-three universities in the country.Now, I am living in Milan for one-year exchange program. I have been here for two month, but already visitied most of the galleries, museums, and shops in this magnificant city. My major is fashion management and business (marketing).I have been studying basic design skills (colors, formative arts, etc), art history, asian philosophies, etc. By mixing all those ingredients in my mind and heart, I "create" neat, easy-reading articles.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Eva Duncan

    Eva Duncan

    English to Spanish translator and proofreader

    Spain - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 8

    I am a native Spanish speaker and English graduate. Having grown up in a bilingual environment, I am proficient in both English and Spanish. I specialise in literary translation and proofreading, but I also have experience in subtitling, translating different documents and webpages. I have a basic knowledge of programming, so I can translate web content without altering the source code. I have a conscientious and enthusiastic approach to translation, and I offer top quality work. I am also an experienced language teacher, having taught both English to groups of different ages and levels; and Spanish in one-to-one lessons. I am available for conversation or lessons over Skype if necessary.

    $14.44 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Lucy M.

    Lucy M.

    Recent Oxford law graduate with excellent verbal and written skills

    France - Last active: 05/07/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am a British and French national. English is my mother tongue, and I speak fluent French. In 2013, I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Law. I am happy to take on any kind of work that makes good use of my excellent verbal and written skills - I look forward to hearing from you!

    $16.61 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Olivia M.

    Olivia M.

    NYU Film & TV, SEO / Metadata, Data Entry, PR, Social Media, Writing +

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am looking forward to being hired by you for all your SEO / Metadata, Writing, Public Relations, Research, Data Entry,and Video Services needs and opportunities. Metadata, SEO, Social Media Promotion and Public Relations with 2+ Years Experience: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, Blogger, Wordpress, Buzzfeed, Vine Online Video Platforms with 2+ Years Experience: Youtube, Rightster, AOL Video, Web, Image, Video, & Audio Editing with 3+ Years Experience: Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Gimp/Photoshop, ProTools, Basic HTML/CSS Web Design, Control Room Bachelors Degree from NYU in Film & TV and History: Academic Writing and Research Office Workflows with 3+ Years Experience: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, Google Drive Apps, Writing with 3+Years Experience: Blogger, Wordpress, Buzzfeed, Thought Catalog, Ghostwriting (Blogs, Articles) Check out for more!

    $11.11 /hr
    9 hours
  10. Frank Sheffield

    Frank Sheffield

    Content Writer and Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 10/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    First off, I would like to thank those of you who are taking the time to read this! My name is Frank Sheffield, and I am highly motivated and driven to push myself to be the best at whatever I do. I have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management. I also have a minor in English because I have a passion for writing. I have a natural ability to write virtually anything in a way that caters to your audience effectively. This makes a meaningful impact on your audience and gets your message across clearly and concisely. Because of my passion for people, almost all of my jobs have been customer service oriented. I've worked everything from retail to waiting tables. I know how to speak to people (both in person and electronically) and how to present myself professionally, and exhibit genuine enthusiasm. I also created and co-own an anti-drinking and driving transportation business for which I personally developed and maintain our website ( as well as all of the company branding, content writing, marketing, and sales proposals. If you're looking for someone who will fully dedicate themselves to the job you need filled, your search ends now. I strive to be the best at everything I do and I won't stop short of excellence. Thank you for your time, and God Bless. - Frank Sheffield

    $15.00 /hr
    5 hours